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Benefit Type: Veterans Appreciation

Dreams for Veterans serves our nation’s heroes by giving back to terminally ill veterans and their families through the fulfillment of a final wish. Final wishes range from basic need items (like a working appliance or mobility scooter) to bedside reunions, final vacations with family, “meet and greets” with personal heroes or reconnecting with aspects of former military service.

Following a timeline of the Korean War through to today’s prosperous South Korea, this 160-page volume honors those veterans who served and sacrificed for a free Korea. Produced with the cooperation of the United States and the Republic of Korea.  

Below is a work in progress. If you are aware of a discount or service not listed below, please send us the name of the business and the details of the discount or service.

Discounts

Vary by location and are at the discretion of the owner.  You may wish to call a business to verify the discount before going, as some businesses may change their policy.

Veterans can request to have an indicator on their North Dakota driver license to show that they are a Veteran of the US military services.

Veterans need to bring a copy of their discharge papers (DD214) to a Veteran Service Officer

The Veteran Service officer will verify the individual qualifies as a Veteran in accordance with NDCC 37-01-40 (2) (see below), complete and sign the SFN 59980 “Verification of Veteran Status for Veteran Indicator on Drivers License” form.

Game

A resident disabled veteran can get a combined general game, habitat stamp, small game, and fur-bearer license for $3.00.

Fishing

$5.00 for a resident fishing license if a resident disabled veteran has a fifty percent service-connected disability as determined by the Department of Veterans' Affairs or has an extra-schedular rating to include individual unemployability that brings the veteran's total disability ratio to fifty percent.

Several different license plates for veterans or supporting veterans are available to North Dakota residents. 

Disabled Veterans/POWs: North Dakota veterans with a 50 percent or greater, service-related disability and former POWs are eligible for a free annual permit. All other North Dakota veterans with service related disabilities are eligible to receive an annual permit for $20. This program is available to North Dakota residents only, with Report of Benefit letter from the VA, or a North Dakota DAV/POW license plate.

Upcoming Events:

Veterans Art Exhibit

1. Applebee's Veterans Day Free Meal (Tuesday, November 11, 2014)

Stop in to a participating Applebee's on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 to get your Veterans day free meal.

You'll be able to choose a meal from a limited Veteran's Day menu that includes items like steak, cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, and lots more:

2. Olive Garden Veterans Day Free Meal (Tuesday, November 11, 2014)

Discharge Requests

Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and /or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).